Golfers can now get their news digitally every week

Sports Illustrated Golf + Digital coverPublisher Time Inc. borrowed assets from Sports Illustrated and Golf magazines and begat Sports Illustrated Golf + Digital, a free weekly magazine for the desktop, iPads and iPhones.

It features PGA Tour news and analysis, instruction tips, travel recommendations, the latest in equipment, video – all original content. Among the recurring videos will be an instruction series called “Play Like the Pros” and an equipment primer called “Tech Talk.” There’s even a serialized golf novel by Michael Bamberger, who is taking reader suggestions on where the plot should go. The magazine will publish 45 times in 2014.

The New York City-based publication is available from Golf.com on Wednesday mornings. Alan Bastable, alan_bastable@golf.com, is the editor.

Atlantic Media’s business news site is now two years old

Quartz logoThey said it wouldn’t work – the digital-only business news publication of the Atlantic Media Company, called Quartz. But it’s now two years old and boasted 2 million monthly visitors in April 2013 and is now averaging close to 5 million a month; 42% of which come from outside the US.
It targets an audience of “global business leaders – digitally savvy, post-national executives, who seek information that will help them better navigate the new global economy.”

But what bothered the pundits from the start were new ideas, such as the absence of the traditional beats. Instead, Quartz features “obsessions,” i.e. “the patterns, trends and seismic shifts that are shaping the world our readers live in. ‘Financial markets’ is a beat, but ‘the financial crisis’ is a phenomenon. ‘The environment’ is a beat, but ‘climate change, is a phenomenon.” These phenomena are called “obsessions.

The editorial offices are located in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood and Kevin Delaney, kdelaney@qz.com, @kevinjdelaney, is the Editor-in-Chief.

Freelance writers will get professional news in new PWAC publication

The Current's logo“The Current” is a new ‘news brief publication’ by The Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC.)

It will launch July 24 and will be sent by email to over 600 subscribing freelance writers every Thursday. “We search the Internet and find all relevant news stories applicable for freelance writers that are trending, such as self publishing and copyright law, and we will submit those articles to PWAC [for approval],” said Tim Tsafaridis of B2B digital marketing company MultiView, The Current’s Publication Manager. PWAC will also review articles from members…

Magazine to enhance commercial airline travel has launched

APEX magazine coverAirline Passenger Experience magazine from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is a new publication covering all aspects of the airline passenger experience.

The editorial covers inflight entertainment, catering, lounges, communications and technology, the latest industry trends and issues, perspective and insight on news and developments, as well as all association activities, events and programs. The magazine is meant to provide relevant industry information while generating greater industry awareness of and support for APEX.

It is custom-published by Canada-based Spafax and editor is Terri Potratz, tpotratz@spafax.com.

Regional magazine celebrates good food and good company

Good Company magazine coverGood Company is both a local magazine and one dedicated to people – especially women – and food. It is a bi-annual food journal “built to inspire and empower you to cook. At its core, it’s about the company you keep.”

The editorial highlights people, tools and seasonal, sustainable ingredients in luscious photography on high quality stock and printed in the US with vegetable oil-based inks, no VOC emissions, and wind supported power.

It is distributed in the Otter Tail, Grant and Wilkin counties, Minnesota, and is headquartered in Fergus Falls, MN. For submissions contact Connie Knapp, news@ingoodcompanyff.com

International horse sports are chronicled in new Canadian magazine

Logo of International Horse Sport magazineHorse Sport International magazine reports on the news, politics and people that shape the international equestrian community.

The editorial strives to feature high-profile interviews, thought-provoking features from the most engaging people, and notable results from the world’s most important competitions.

The Aurora (Greater Toronto,) ON-based title is published 8 times per year by American Horse Publications. The print and digital magazines accept freelance writing and photography submissions. Editor is Pamela Young, HorseSportInternational@gmail.com

Nikki Finke is back on the Hollywood beat

Nikki Finke logoCelebrity journalist and blogger Nikki Finke left Deadline Hollywood, the gossip blog she founded and built into a powerhouse, after a blow-up with the financial backer.

After being silenced for seven months due to a non-compete clause in her contract, she has launched a new blog under her own name, www.NikkiFinke.com. But if you want to check it out, be aware that her first post includes “…my new website is not for the easily offended or ridiculously naïve…” and “…I don’t give a s–t who comes here or if the site gets traffic or if TPTB ever advertise…”

Since Nikki doesn’t detail her plans it isn’t possible to forecast any opportunities for writers, but her tipline is operating for intrepid PR practitioners.

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